Dear Friend of Hunt Country,
If you are interested in riding in Camden Hunt Country, it is important to know that all of the land is privately owned. The Camden Hunt does not own any property but in exchange for the privilege to use this property, The Camden Hunt bears the responsibility of monitoring access, maintaining the trails, keeping jumps in repair and cooperating with the land owners' management plans. Our landowners are extremely gracious and generous in permitting this use. It is necessary that everyone who rides in the Country accept responsibility for its care.
As a result of the number of riders on this land, the property is regularly in need of maintenance and repair. The Camden Hunt cannot afford the cost of this alone. Therefore, anyone who rides more than five times a year in Camden Hunt Country and is not a member of The Camden Hunt is required to become a "Friend of Hunt Country" at an annual cost of $240. A "Friend's" occasional guest may ride at a cost of $10 per ride.
To become a "Friend of Hunt Country," please remit a check in the amount of $240 to The Camden Hunt with "Friend of Hunt Country" written on the memo line. Accompany your check with a signed release waiver which includes your name, address and email address. You may send these items to The Camden Hunt at the address below or hand it in at The Tack Room in Camden. Also, please read and adhere to the Guidelines for Riding in Camden Hunt Country. These Guidelines, along with addition copies of the release waivers are available at our website.
Upon receipt of your check and release form, a follow-up letter will be sent to you with your annual Friends of Hunt Country numbered tag to be displayed when riding in hunt country. The tag demonstrates your support of our hunt country program. Individuals that join during the year will receive a letter at the begin of the annual program year indicating an adjusted membership fee in order to keep all current members on the same annual program of April 1st to March 31st. You will receive a credit for all months that overlap our annual program year so rejoining will be an adjusted amount to assure a fair application of costs to our "Friends."
If you require further information,
please email us or contact one of these members:
- Joanne Schwartz MFH - 803-669-1493
- Susan Sensor MFH - 803-432-1143
- Amy Cantey MFH - 803-420-6860
- Hunt Email Contact: -- firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank you in advance for your cooperation,
Hunt County Landowners and The Camden Hunt
Love to Trail Ride?
For those of us who enjoy being out on the trails with our horses, there's no better gift than the opportunity to ride in beautiful country on well maintained and safe trails. Camden Hunt Country is such a place. If you are not a member of the Camden Hunt but would like permission to ride this land, please join us as a 'Friend of Hunt Country'.
Why do you need to join? All of Hunt Country is privately owned. The landowners graciously allow The Camden Hunt the use of their land and in exchange, the Hunt bears several responsibilities. We are to monitor rider access and ensure that all riders sign a release form before riding on this land. We are to maintain the trails, jumps and water crossings. We are to cooperate with the land owners' management plans since much of this land is used for timbering. This is an expensive and energy consuming effort, as you can imagine. When you join as a 'Friend' you help us with this effort, while you enjoy this great riding country.
Thank you and Happy Trails to you all.
The Masters of the Camden Hunt
The Camden Hunt
PO Box 2285,
Camden SC 29020
IIf you do not ride more than 3 times a year in Hunt Country, you are not required to become a 'Friend', but may ride as a non member guest. You must sign in at one of the NON MEMBER SIGN IN boxes that are located at each of the official entry points into Hunt Country. There you will sign a release form, leave a $20 fee (check or cash). Guests must sign in before each ride, even if they have done so before. The signed releases are held as a record of your ride by The Camden Hunt for a twelve month period from the date of the release.
How to Join
Please send $240 to The Camden Hunt indicating your wish to become a 'Friend'. This is an annual fee that starts the month of your check being received. When you join as a 'Friend', you will be required to sign a release form and be entitled to an annual numbered tag which you display while riding in our country. Long with the numbered tag you will also receive a list of Guidelines for Riding in Hunt Country that we ask you to follow to ensure rider safety and the protection of the land. You may ride as often as you wish, except on those mornings that the Hunt is foxhunting. These dates are published on our website. Professional Lesson Barn Memberships are available upon request and approval of the Joint Masters